30 Sep SIERRA LEONE MEDICAL EMERGENCY APPEAL
On Monday 14th August 2017 at 6am, torrential rain caused a mudslide that swept away homes in the mountain town of Regent, on the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown, in one of Africa’s worst flood disasters in living memory.
- More than 400 people killed (including over 100 children).
- At least 600 people missing.
- Approximately 3,000 people displaced.
Our team on the ground have identified that there is an increased risk of waterborne diseases such as: Typhoid, Cholera, Malaria, Diarrhoea and Malnutrition.